Writer and journalist Timothy Egan spent 18 years telling stories about the West for The New York Times.
The Spokane, Washington native now writes opinion pieces for the paper. Egan speaks tonight, Wednesday, in Boise about the state of American politics.
He's a guest of the Andrus Center For Public Policy. Egan says President Obama's re-election reflects what he calls “huge and unalterable” shifts in American demographics.
Click 'Listen' to hear our interview.
The wildfires burning here in the West recently led the New York Times to ask this question: Does the government cause or prevent wildfires?
The Times invited eight people to weigh-in on fire policy. One of them was Marc Johnson of Boise. He's president of the Andrus Center for Public Policy.
Johnson says the government’s plan needs to be more focused. Click 'Listen' to hear his comments.
Read Johnson's opinion piece here.
Boise State’s Andrus Center for Public Policy has a new director. David Adler will take the reins of the nonpartisan center in July. Adler has spent the past two years as founding director of the McClure Center for Public Policy at the University of Idaho. Before that he taught political science at Idaho State University.